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Bailey’s Fly shop now under new ownership

By 
Ryan Peerboom — Enterprise Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop is under new ownership as of Wednesday afternoon, according to new co-owner Dale Sexton.

365体育网址“We now officially own Dan Bailey’s fly shop,” Sexton said. 

Sexton, owner of Timber Trails, an outdoor recreation and rental company in Livingston, purchased the fly shop in a 50/50 partnership with Kansas City business owner Mark Gurley. Gurley, who learned to fly fish from Sexton, has frequently traveled to Livingston over the past 20 years to partake in fly fishing.

365体育网址Sexton will operate the majority of the business.

The sale applies to the Dan Bailey’s brand name as well as the iconic storefront on 209 W. Park St. The sale also includes the store’s current inventory as well as any intellectual property associated with the brand name.

365体育网址Sexton plans to combine the services offered at Timber Trails with Dan Bailey’s. The future of the Timber Trails store is still being decided, Sexton said. 

“We’re super excited and we’ve got big plans,” Gurley said.

365体育网址Former owner John Bailey — son of the store’s founder and namesake, Dan Bailey — could not be reached for comment by press time. 

Check back tomorrow for more information about the sale and the new owners.

 

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